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Customer Testimonials

Among the many A. G. Russell knives and products I have purchased over the years I still have the first knife I purchased. It is a Morseth folder with cocobolo scales that I bought from A, J, himself at the SHOT show in Houston Texas in 1986. I understand that that knife with the cocobolo is somewhat rare. I'm still like a kid getting a present whenever the catalog arrives, My sincere condolences to Goldie and all of the Russell family. Don R.

Donald R. Houston, TX

I've been a fan of AG Russell knives for quite a few years now.  I'm a deer and turkey hunter.  I'm kind of a knife collector, but I accumulate good quality working knives, not super high end custom stuff.  One of my favorite knives was the original AGR deer hunter.  ATS 34 I think, but I could be wrong.  I sharpened it too much on a diamond stone and changed the blade shape.  I liked it so much I got one of the D2 and VG10 models when they came out.  This year the personal hunter in D2 and professional hunter in D2 caught my eye, and I got one of each.  Beautiful knives.   I've been blessed this year and have killed three deer.  Each time, I reached for my VG10 deer hunter.  Man I love that knife.  It keeps an edge and has a great shape.  I had a buddy ask me what I thought of those 2 new D2 knives I got this year, and I couldn't answer.  I also used the VG10 to skin a couple deer for friends.  Great knife.  I called customer service last year about something or another, and while I was at it asked them if you would ever bring back the AGR VG10 deer hunter, and they said you might.  I haven't seen them yet, but if you ever do I'd like three.  One for a spare for me, one for a dear friend, and one for a friend who just turned 79 and might not get to hunt much anymore.  I'll be watching.  Thanks for making such a fine line of products. And I really enjoy the knife sharpening videos on your website.

James R. Norfolk, VA

I don't usually initiate reviews on my own, but I am so impressed with the quality of my new Boxcar Jack knife that I had to say something. Please make sure your customers know that just because something is made overseas, it doesn't mean that the quality has to be compromised. This is a very well made knife, fit and finish are excellent; a really solid piece. I think this knife showcases what the Chinese factories are capable of producing.  It's not often that I purchase a knife that exceeds my expectations. Thank you for your attention to detail, and keeping the bar set high.

Peter E. Ridgefield, CT

I love everything about the A.G. Russell Hunter Scalpel. My brother is an avid A.G. Russell supporter and bought me my first A.G. Russell knife (the Hunter Scalpel) 5 years ago and its still on my keys everyday. I cant say enough great things about this knife and how it has made me feel so secure when I'm out and about alone. I get asked about it everywhere I go and sometimes feel like a AGR rep from how much I talk about this wonderful knife. My favorite part about this knife is not just the convenient size, but the way my keys weight aids in unsheathing it when I feel threatened. I feel strongly that this knife should be a part of every woman's key chain. Thank you A.G. Russell for making me feel safe when adventuring outside of my home! Changes: Not a thing, its absolutely perfect. Its high quality material, small size, and convenient unsheathing operation make for the perfect knife. Absolute-Genius-Product. Rating: 10/10

Brittany N. Oklahoma City, OK

The Medium Folding Gent's Hunter is a great knife! I got cocobolo and it looks and feels beautiful. this is one of your nicest knives. Rated: 10/10. The only changes I'd make would be to make the opening nick larger or even a flipper.

Iance W. Oakland Park, FL

Used my new Hunters Scalpel to help skin some squirrels, great knife for the job. Love the sheath. Should be useful for any delicate work.   Rating: 8/10

Ike R. Sacramento, CA

Just another thank you for your excellent  products and service! Long time customer, Neil G.

Neil G. S.F., CA

I absolutely LOVE the Light'n Bug! And I'm NOT a knife person. My father carried a small pocket knife his entire adult and teenage life -- a small classic yellow-handled kind. But I was never drawn to them -- until I saw an article on the Light n' Bug last year (I'm 65, now, and semi-retired). I love it's feel. I love its LACK of weight. I love its look-- every time I reach for it in my pocket, I think "This was one of the BEST purchases I ever made!" It feels like finding a small hidden Christmas gift every day that I use it.

Guy O. Hyattsville, MD

The A.G. Russell K93-C One Hand Knife is the perfect size for true pocket carry, sans using a pocket clip. It's slim, lightweight and incredibly user friendly and very sharp but easy to sharpen. I carry it with me everywhere I go, around the house, yard or out to the woods.

Ethan E. Taloga, OK

I have bought several Featherlite One-Hand knives from you and received others as gifts. When the small knob used to "unlock" the opened blade to close the knife apparently broke off one of these, I called for a replacement. Your representative merely looked up my orders and found my address, politely assured me I'd be taken care of and 3 days later I had my part and my most-used knife in my collection was back in service - never a mention of payment. WOW! Many thanks. - Jim

James T. Carlisle, PA

I made my first purchase from AG Russell in 1976.  It was a Buck 501 folder the day he received them.  Since then I have bought many more knives from A.G. and I have never been disappointed.  [This Medium Folding Gents hunter I bought] is no exception.  It is everything A.G. says it is in his video on the full size model.  I ordered the G10 handle because of its durability.  I like the color and the feel in the hand.  It will be my new EDC.
I would like to see the nail mark made 1/8" longer.  I have to crimp my hand to get my thumb to the current mark.
Rating: 8/10

John S. Pflugerville, TX

Wow! The CRKT Ripsnort exceeded my expectations. The response time was great. I placed my order on Thursday morning and received my knife on Saturday. I realize that living somewhat close to Arkansas helped. I am already planning my next purchase. Rating: 10/10

Mike R. Junction City, KS

Got my Vietnam Commemorative Ka-Bar today, sharp enough to shave, nice to get it so fast and it is just what I thought it would be, thank you all. I would not change a thing, wanted one of these ever since I came home from Nam...and for sure wanted the one honoring Vietnam Veterans.
Rating: 10/10

Granville H. Muldrow, OK

I have nothing but praise for the A.G. Russell Folding Cook's Knife II. Its design and looks are great, the action on the knife is silky smooth. It took a little bit to be able to flick it out but I now have it down pat. It came very sharp and it push cuts without an effort. Overall I think it's a phenomenal knife and it surprises people when you pull it out of pocket and it turns into a chef's knife. Because I used to own a restaurant and I also cooked I am usually requested to join in the kitchen. Most of the time the knives have never been sharpened and are as dull as a movie about rocks. I do have 2 comments, first a knife this nice deserves much nicer packaging. Only cheap knockoffs come like this. Boker Magnum sells a knife similar to this for the same purpose and it comes in a very nice presentation box, that knife is only $23.00. The quality of this knife needs to be represented as such.
Second, the knife is very handle heavy, you can easily get rid of 2.5 to 3.00 oz by skeletonizing the liners. It is being done on knives from $20 to $2000.00. 
I am very happy with the knife and its fit and finish and I hope my suggestions have been helpful. Rating: 10/10

Michael J. Flushing, NY

The Cowboy is a great knife, excellent fit and finish. Will be buying more A.G. Russell knives. Rating 10/10. 

Scott C. Universal City, TX

Received my A.G. Russell Wharncliffe Lockback a couple of weeks ago and this is one beautiful beefy blade! I've long been a Wharncliffe blade fan and the fit, finish, and balance in hand are amazing. The long nail pull mark is a nice idea, but I've not mastered the one-hand opening yet - maybe that will change with use. I usually go out of my way to avoid knives made in China, but Mr. A.G. is always so enthusiastic about this maker and now I understand why. Now if only y'all would bring back the locking medium Barlow, my collection would be complete! Rating 10/10!

Terry H. Canton, GA

The new Locking Wharncliffe is beautiful. I have waited and hoped for a locking wharncliffe for quite a while. As with other knives from your supplier in China, (I now have three), fit and finish are excellent. The steel is excellent; straightforward to sharpen and keeps an edge well. I believe that your AG Russell-branded knives from your Chinese supplier are the equal of any folding knife brand in, say, the under $200 cost range, and better than many. Thank you again for the new locking wharncliffe. It is a great knife.
Changes: Perhaps a bit larger handle design
Rating: 10/10
I also have the locking medium Barlow, and between the two, I believe you already have the best EDC pocket knives I can imagine.

Lawrence, W. Houston, TX

Dear Mr. Russell, I just want to send my thanks for such a fine pocket knife (K-93 Featherlite One Hand Folder). It is my least expensive A. G. Russell knife but it, like my other knives, exhibits great materials & craftsmanship. It is a true one-hand knife, it is extremely light in the pocket and the Japanese VG 10 steel blade is sharp and tough (I like the general purpose blade). It fits nicely in my hand and has become my every day carry blade whether I'm in jeans or shorts. I have retired my Russell Horn boot knife folder (bought in '98) to "dress" use. Thank you, sir!

Cyrus S. Elgin, AZ

I'm just writing to say that the Medium Folding Gents Hunter is amazing! I've owned hundreds of knives over the years, and this is without a doubt the smoothest opening lockback I've ever handled. Great fit and finish as well. Changes: The pocket clip tension is a little bit high, but only noticeable with thicker pant pockets.
Rating: 10/10. 
You've got the large gents hunter and the medium gents hunter. The natural next step is the mini gents hunter! A sub-3" blade would be great (especially for people who live in cities with blade length limits, like Los Angeles).

Brian, C. Los Angeles, CA

I BBQ a lot for our family. Additionally, I am a Master Certified Judge for the Kansas City BBQ Association. A Chef or the head cook , at home, you shouldn't walk around the kitchen or patio carrying a Chef's knife. Your Camp Cook's knife is the perfect alternative. I bought one year ago, & another for my Son. Just bought your latest edition for a friend. When preparing a meal or cooking it, the cook frequently needs to cut something. Now, I just reach in my pocket. The "utility" of it is 100% in Industrial Engineering terms.

Richard M. Raymore, MO